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storming this chuck e. cheese during saturday night while kids are playing games, eating pizza. it happened here and i'll tell you all about it in a live report. >> a seasonal delicacy unfolds as commercial crabbers decide to delay their first day of the season. >> here's a live look from mount tamalpais. look how it is. buffed by the wind. temperatures up. in fact, it will push us to record highs again today. i'll show you where. >> look out for those windy conditions as well. if you're heading across the bay bridge. so far only a minor wait for the cash-paying lanes and no hot spots this morning. >> good morning, everyone. good monday morning. you see how that's tough to say when you're starting the week. monday. friday's easy to say. but thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> topping our news, a rude awakening in one of the quietest communities in the bay area. the search on in tiburon that led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a messy crash
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involving a police car. terry mcsweeney live with the latest. >> a short time ago i talked to chief mike cronan. he said the search is winding down for this guy. it would appear he may have gotten away from the police again this time. the guywho stole the car just like he did last week. led police on a chase like he did last week and got away just like he did last week. take a look how this thing wrapped up. this was the car stolen out of san leandro. the police are telling me. they're saying it ended on the side of the road after first the car crashed into a streetlight on its way into tiburon along highway 131. police gave chase. suspect turns around in tiburon, heads back out. knocks down a streetlight. the reason he did police are telling me is because the tiburon police car bumped from behind intentionally. he pitted the car. the car swerved and crashed. the tiburon police car also crashed. the man jumped out of the car and ran. a similar incident happened last monday.
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it started with a stolen car chase, up 101. >> they continued and drove southbound on 101 on the northbound lanes between madeira and tiburon boulevard. they came back to tiburon boulevard again where the units picked up the chase until he abandoned the car at the end of jefferson. >> i should point out the tiburon police officers involved in the crash this morning is not injured. the suspect in that case last week stole another car after he got away from police, hopped into another car, stole it. chief cronan said the search is winding down for him after this most recent incident they think he may have gotten way. they have surveillance cameras and may have gotten pictures of this guy. the surveillance video on the tiburon police vehicles may
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provide more good evidence on this man. but right now it's a big description. a black male, light-skinned black heal in his thirties. >> 6:04 now. newark police looking for the gunman who held up a chuck e. cheese restaurant, including children. >> eric, newark police have no suspects in custody. they also don't have a description of the gunman because their faces were covered. this whole thing unfolded saturday night 10 p.m. at this chuck e. cheeses in newark. it was about one hour before closing time when the gunman stormed into the restaurant while children and their parents were playing games and eating pizza. the robbers rounded up everyone inside, 40 people, and put them in a storeroom while they robbed the place. store employees and parents called 9-1-1 and informed police the suspect had guns. over a dozen police officers from newark and nearby fremont
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police surrounded the place while dispatchers maintained contact. the victims were unsure if the suspects were still inside because they were trapped in that storeroom. police secured the place but noticed the suspects had already taken off. there is one nearby business and that is a chevy's restaurant. those patrons and employees were told to go into lockdown, basically remain in the restaurant until the area was secure. once that happened, everyone was free to go. fortunately no one was hurt. if you have any information on this robbery, you're asked to call newark police. jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> thank you. seven people facing charges for the gang rape of a richmond high school school is due in court. it took place after the homecoming dance in october 2009. police arrested five teens and two adults saying others just stood by and watched. all seven suspects have entered not guilty pleas. the teens face adult charges. they will review evidence to
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determine whether the case can go to trial. >> oakland police are asking for the public's help trying to determine what happened to a man found lying on the street with a severe head injury. he remains in critical condition in the hospital. officers discovered him shortly after 10:00 saturday night on perkins street and grand avenue near the north shore of lake merritt. the man was not carrying identification. investigators don't know if he fell or was attacked and the abundanten. he appears to be 35 years old. >> fairfield police asking for your help to capture a man wanted in a double murder. detectives believe the martinez might be headed to mexico. martinez waited for his ex-girlfriend and new boyfriend to return home early saturday morning and then opened fire on him. police think he's driving a white 1999 dodge van with california license plate 8 h 03092. he may also be driving a white 1991 ford pickup with oregon
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license plate 100 bwe. if you see martinez or either vehicle, police urge you to call 9-1-1. >> this morning the san mateo city council is expected to approve a$5 hike in parking fines. right now most are 35 to $40. our media partner, the san jose mercury news points out the fines were raise the just last year. over the summer downtown parking rates increased for people in a time-limit spot more than three hours. the city council is expected to sign off on buying 13 new police cars at a cost of $315,000. >> about 6:07. so you were driving across the bay bridge. >> i was. >> two hands on the steering wheel. >> didn't feel that windy at that point. it looks a little bouncy now. >> that was a trick question. always two hands on the steering wheel, right? >> sure! yeah! >> oh, you are so sneaky!
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ohhh! got me. mr. highway patrol, i always have two hands on the wheel. >> such a little sister this morning. got me with the sun burn, you with driving. (laughter) >> ohhh! >> definitely doesn't drive like this. i think the warm weather has everybody a little cuckoo. >> let me check out some of these temperatures. san francisco, novato, 71 and 72. normal highs this time of years mid-60s. 60s napa, oakland, fremont, livermore, san jose and los gatos. everybody else in the 50s. but this is higher than it should be because of the winds. still running around 26 fairfield and the teens around novato and napa. here in downtown san francisco about 15 to 20 mph also. look for the asterisk next to your city temperature. that would be a record high. most of us low to mid-80s. peninsula upper 70s.
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the coast mid to upper 70s. same thing cloverdale and clear lake. the monterey bay temperatures mid to upper 70s monterey, salinas, santa cruz. low to mid-80s inland. this should be the last day of record highs. still waffling a little bit tomorrow. still very warm. a dramatic temperature change on wednesday and really it will happen friday, saturday and sunday when the rain comes back into the forecast. good morning, frances. drivers aren't crazy this morning. >> mike, no, they're not. you should be driving like this if you're headed across the bay bridge because we have that wind advisory in effect. and also just a heads up if you're driving in san francisco. there could be big delays. we just don't know how big yet. there's going to be a truckers really that starts 7:00 from the trans bay terminal and then caravan to city hall. all the way to city hall, possibly mission and market. look out for that.
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freeways no delays right now. looking good across the golden gate bridge. traffic is light. no trouble either across the san mateo bridge at this point. eric, kristen. >> all right, frances, thank you very much. my robot was driving. that's what it was. >> ahhhh! >> he had both hands on the wheel. >> placebos improving the sex life of women. >> may be good for the firemen but apparently very bad for your health. the extra thing you may be carrying in reusable grocery bags. >> and the new
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>> good morning. it is 6:15 monday. live on the embarcadero. the sun getting ready to rise in the bay area. once it rises, boy, those
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temperatures are really going to climb. starting out pretty warm. we'll talk to mike about that in just a second. >> right now we'll talk about this story at 6:14. commercial fishermen say there now may not be local crab for thanksgiving because of concerns about the catch. this morning fishermen will bring test pots into fisherman's wharf to make sure they're mature enough and have enough meat. the crabs are coming in by the bunches weighing up to 2 pounds but when cooked the meat disappears. depending what they get out of today's test catch, they may wait until december 1st to start their harvest to give time for the crabs to fully mature. a powerful u.s. senator wants an investigation about grocery bags designed to solve one environmental problem may create another. a series in the tribune newspaper found lead in reusable bags bought at five stores including wal-mart and target. chuck schumer is calling for a
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federal investigation into whether the lead proposed environmental or health problems. some retailers are already making moves. one chain store will stop selling certain types of bags. another is asking manufacturers to use less lead. >> more credence to the idea for women to improve their sex life, a lot is mental. the sexual cycle geological lab in austin found women reported improvements in sex drive just by getting a placebo in clinical trials. this showed hope itself led to greater satisfaction. the study is in the journal of sexual medicine. check it out, ladies. >> emptying the dishwasher. >> oh. that's your secret to success. that's a lot of honesty there. >> you go, dude, you go.
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(laughter) >> i'm the only one that can add to that. >> you know what, we've got high hopes that the weather is -- >> keep it within the family. 6:16 this morning. i think all of us surprised. a little slap happy this morning. i'm blaming it on the weather totally. 6:16. looking down from mount tamalpais this morning. you can see how rough the bay is because of the breezes and just how much the winds are playing with our forecast this morning. all you have to do is look at the temperatures. we're still in the 70s. sr., oakland, fairfield, napa, santa rosa. the 50s concord, redwood city, half moon bay and santa rosa. all these temperatures, even 50s well above average. upper 50s monterey but still 49 gilroy and salinas. so going to be sunny today and with such a high base camp if you will, more record highs
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attainable as it won't be so hard to reach. already warmer than most of our averages. clear and breezy and mild tonight. 40s, 50s, 60s instead of 40s. cooler in weather. friday, saturday and sunday. really see the change in the forecast. check out today. 15 degrees warmer than average in redwood city, concord, san jose 60. san francisco and santa rosa 18. oakland 19 degrees warmer than average. you know what the asterisks mean. those are record high temperatures. sunrise 6:50, sunset 4:58. easy to enjoy the warm weather. upper 70s to low 80s south bay. redwood city at a record high of 79. most of your neighbors in the upper 70s to near 80 on the peninsula. mid even a few lower 70s half moon bay, heavy. daly city mid to upper 70s, downtown san francisco 81 and that record high. san rafael can have a record high, too, at 82. mid to upper 70s in your other neighborhoods.
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over on the east bay shore, we'll throw a richmond and hayward in there with record high temperatures. low to mid-80s for you. upper 70s dublin and pleasanton it the livermore 80s a report high as is hollister 81. mainly 80s morgan hill, gilroy, watsonville and 70s into salinas. tonight 62 san francisco. 50s most neighborhoods. may drop to 49 livermore. 48 napa, 46 santa rosa and 49 cloverdale. two areas of high pressure, look how strong they are. all the clouds to our north by that high over novato is starting to fly to the south. that will open the door to slightly cooler weather tomorrow. temperatures closer to average wednesday and thursday. eventually a cold front breaks down that door, brings us cold weather and rain for friday, saturday and sunday. hope you have a great day. here's frances. >> mike, i couldn't believe how warm it was in san francisco, even 4:00 this morning. already in the 70s. here's a live shot of the bay bridge toll plaza where this stall just happened now.
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you see a live picture of it right there approaching the tolls. it's blocking the left carpool lane. looks like possibly there -- no, just another truck. so that's the only trouble we can find so far. the lanes starting to back up just beyond the end of the parking lot. fas trak lanes good. metering lights haven't been turned on yet. we'll keep an eye on this. if you're heading to the san mateo bridge, no troubles there at all. 880 looking good through hayward. this is westbound traffic on the right heading towards foster city. and we'll check out the south bay commute. light at the 101 and 880 interchange. headlights north 101. that's 880 across your screen. 101 continues to move well through the peninsula with this live shot in millbrae and mass transit systems reporting no delays. you can always find out if there are changes to your commute by going to our website anytime. abc7news.com. eric, kristen. >> frances, thanks a lot.
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commerce department are planning to release possibly conflicting reports about online privacy. "the new york times" reports the top commerce officials have indicated the department favors letting the industry regulate itself. mtc officials however indicated exploring a do not track option on the website, similar to the do not call list that kept most telemarketers from calling people at home. >> today offering e-mail service. facebook.com already offers a simple internal messages service but doesn't allow exchange of e-mails or attachments. facebook.com would instantly become a major e-mail service because it has 500 million active users. that would dwarf google and apple. >> still ahead at 6:30, the
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protest that could bring the morning commute in san francisco to a grinding halt today. >> red, white and blue battle. a child, a bike and american flag created an international controversy. >> the hunt for a motive after a cable car driver is stabbed and left fighting for his life. what police are saying about the suspect. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in tiburon near the cove shopping center where it appears the car thief who led police on a high-speed chase have eluded police this time just like he did last time. the story coming up in a live report. >> the gulf coast states are active this morning. rain from louisiana heading into atlanta. our nation's busiest airport already reporting
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monday morning, 6:29. opening bell ringing right now to start the trading day. stock futures pointing to a slightly higher open. especially within the last hour retail sales increased in october by the largest amount in seven months largely due to strong demand for cars and trucks. early trading live from the new york stock exchange in about 15 minutes. >> right now we continue to follow our developing news out of the marin county town of tiburon where police are spent the morning combing that quiet community yard by yard looking for a driver who led police on a chase that ended with a crash involving the suspect vehicle and the police car. terry mcsweeney is live in tiburon with the latest. terry, you say this may not be the first time. >> one week ago very similar incident and the descriptions pretty much match up. but the latest word out here this morning is that yard to yard search has been called off
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and there's no suspect in custody. he may have eluded police again. take a look at what it looked like out here. the crashed car by the side of the road. this is the one, the car stolen in san leandro, say police. about 2:00 this morning officers in tiburon gave chase, the pursuit was on into tiburon then back out on to tiburon boulevard. the police officer in pursuit bumped the flees suspect's car. the suspect as car taking out a streetlight while he went down. and that suspect right now still on the run. this is the second crash of the morning. the first one took out a stoplight. police heard it before they saw it. >> looked up and saw a car had hit the traffic signal a block away on bay vista. they chased it. the driver fled. back out tiburon boulevard almost the same location where he lost control of his car.
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>> now, the officer in the crash was not injured. now, this is especially maddening because there was another chase of a stolen car on the same street last monday morning. that man managed to get away by ditching police for a while, ditching his stolen car, stealing another car, and just driving out of town. and right now that yard to yard search has been called off and the jurisdiction, the police from southern marin, the surrounding communities have been told they can go. right now it's just tiburon police looking for this man and the yard to yard search has been called off. he may have done it again. live in tiburon, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thanks a lot. 6:32. san francisco police still trying to find a motive for the stabbing of a cable car operator. he remains in critical condition at a local hospital. it took place china town on the powell mason line. no tourists were on board.
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police describe a vicious attack. >> he was stabbed multiple times to the body and arms, life-threatening injuries. a lot of blood at the scene. somehow he got the blood on him or on his shoes. >> a witness led police to himmelman place where they found a trail of blood and followed it to the suspect's home. inside they arrested 32-year-old george wong for attempted murder. three of wong's relatives were also arrested for trying to interfere with officers. >> the man who halted the morning commute on the bay bridge for two hours last week and claimed to have pipe bombs in his vehicle is set to make his first court appearance today. 51-year-old craig carlos valentino ainvolved with kidnapping and child endangerment. he stopped his s.u.v. on the upper deck last thursday morning, dialed 9-1-1 and threatened to blow up the span. police say he also waved a
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pellet gun around and threatened to kill himself. his 16-year-old daughter in the s.u.v. managed to escape during the standoff. valentino surrendered, said he had been angry and suicidal because of marital problems. >> san francisco police investigating a bizarre death in golden gate park. a person reported finding a servered arm near the polo field. that brought out police and the medical examiner received a body of a male from golden gate park but no details about the person has been revealed. >> delayed scheduled deportation of a san francisco city college student. 20-year-old steve lee is being held in an arizona detention facility. over the weekend senator dianne feinstein asked immigration officials to halt lee's deportation to peru while she considers a bill that will allow him to stay in the states temporarily. he came to the u.s. when he was
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12. lee's lawyers claim his families moved from china to peru and to the u.s. to avoid persecution in their homeland. they applied for asylum in the u.s. several years ago but the request was denied. numerous walnut creek neighborhoods may be offlimits to new cellphone towers. a six-month moratorium on construction of new wireless towers in residential areas. the issue came to a head when residents of the neighborhood fought construction of a 26 foot tower disguised to look like a tree at saint catholic church. >> now publicly apologizing and will allow a student to fly an american flag on his bicycle. the school official told cody he had to remove the stars and
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stripes from his bike. >> they said since students were complaining and it was veterans week. so i was kind of confused. flying your country's flag to support veterans and on veterans week they told me i couldn't fly it. >> cody says he put the flag on his bike a couple of months ago and never had a problem until recently. school officials say they were trying to avoid racial tension that started when some students brought mexican flags to school on cinco de mayo. >> 6:36 now. time for a look at the weather forecast. a warm start to the morning. i guess that means a warmer afternoon. >> we were already giddy over yesterday but today, mike, you're going to take it up a notch. >> i think more of us will see record high temperatures this afternoon. good morning to you. take a look at the temperatures. you can see why. look how warm. 71 san francisco. only to be bettered by novato's 72. rest 46 us in the 50s and 60s. still 68 fremont. napa usually one of the coolest areas, 66 right now. these temperatures are much
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warmer in many areas than they were yesterday. novato, san francisco, 18 to 14 degrees warmer. oakland 10, 5 livermore and antioch. that higher start with the sunshine and that strong offshore breeze is going to continue to keep the temperatures above average. maybe 52 palo alto, 50 santa rosa and the rest of us pretty much in the 50s where we start to homogenize the temperatures near noon. near 80s fremont at noon. 71 livermore, one of the cooler spots 70 in half moon bay. high temperature will peak around 2:00 or 3:00 but still very warm at 4:00 with some areas still 80 like santa rosa, napa and also oakland, fremont. the rest of us in the 70s. record temperatures will fall today. probably harder tomorrow and then the high pressure starts to move away wednesday and thursday. you can see the drops in the temperatures. the cold front comes straight down from alaska from friday,
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saturday and sunday and brings us a chilly chance of some rain. frances. >> mike, want to let you know, northbound 680 there was some debris in the roadway and apparently some car just hit it. they may be off to the shoulder. that may it cause you to slow down. getting pretty slow at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights turned on almost 20 minutes ago. apparently there's a new cash just past the tolls but in the right lane. what we've noticed is that one of these toll lanes right here seems to be closed. that's backing things up for the cash-paying lanes. you see how they're trying to transfer lanes the last minute and already backed up to the 880 overcrossing. as you make your way towards the bridge, have both hands on the wheel. wind advisory in effect for the bay bridge but so far none of the other bridges have that trouble yet. san francisco, heads up in the san francisco downtown area. the truckers will have a rally starting at 7:00 this morning. it leaves the trans bay terminal
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and they'll car van to city hall so mission, first, possibly market as well. the slow spots, antioch and westbound 580 through the altamont pass. 205 to 680, the drive time 33 minutes. eric, kristen. >> thank you very much. it's 6:39. >> trading underway on wall street. a live report from the new york stock exchange. straight ahead here's a live look at the big board. the dow up 44 points. >> and a sea of jellyfish on land. the bay area beach that ended up overrun by what could be a very dangerous creature over the weekend. >> also california man ups the ante in the battle over body scanners and patdowns at the nation's airport. why his actions could now cause him thousands of dollars. >> i'm jenelle wang live in newark. it's supposed to be a fun night at this chuck e. cheese. turned into a terrifying ordeal after three gunmen stormed in to
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♪ time for your california forecast. and the high pressure keeping all of us above average from 62 eureka, 72 big sur, 70 san diego and fresno. mid to upper 70s los angeles, yosemite refer sacramento, chico. 57, very mild for tahoe and 82 palm springs. eric? >> mike, thank you very much. 6:43. don't be surprised if you see more big rigs than normal slowing the commute this morning. local construction truckers say they plan to surround san francisco's trans bay terminal and city hall to demand that they be given work on current construction projects that are part of the federal stimulus program. the rally is set to begin at 7:00 at the trans bay terminal and the group plans to caravan over to city hall. the group behind the protest says jobs they would be hired
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for have been contracted out to foreign workers. >> investigators this morning are keeping a close eye on developments of palo alto's facebook.com even though it still isn't a publicly traded company. >> jane king joins us live with our "moneyscope" report. happy monday, jane. >> hello, happy monday eric and kristen. holding this big media event today and the speculation to unveil a new e-mail service for its half billion users. investors could be watching this as well. facebook.com is not publicly traded but if it were, it would be worth about $41 billion that's more than e-bay. in fact, it may be largest internet business in the u.s., only google and amazon rank ahead of it. stronger than expected report on october retail sales. perhaps behind there maybe better than expected holiday shopping season. the silicon valley index looking like this trading up about a half percent. if you're worried about the impact of too many friends on
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your friday, starting today you can use a smart phone app for a number of friends and if you have a website, it limits the number of friends you have to 50. well, why 50? according to "the new york times" based on the research of number people an individual trusts. meantime bernie madoff, the convicted ponzi scheme master mind have a lot of people that want a piece of him. they paid a million for the option, some of his belongings, $2 million for his victims. underwear, shoes, his bed and diamond ring sold for high prices across the board. madoff is severing a 150 term in north carolina. something for free, coldstone creamery handing out eight-layer cakes. the flavors are cake batter
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layers and coffee caramel. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >> aisles cream, bernie madoff's underwear. yeah, ice cream. >> ohhhh! >> thanks very much. a san francisco man planned to start a marijuana delivery service on the peninsula might be a pipe dream. he will appear in front of a san mateo licensing board today trying to get approval for a med weed zoom collective. the sheriff's department has recommended denying that application -- what a surprise -- they say the man has had several previous felony convictions including possession of pcp and selling cocaine. >> a man tired of what he calls overly evasive security measures. he refused be to stand in front
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of a body scanning machine or be patted down. he had a cellphone video of his encounter with airport officials. >> doing a check. hand on your hip. your side. we go up. >> that's two times in the front and two times in the back. >> you do that here but if you touch my junk i'm going to have you arrested. >> going through the machine or be groped. >> a tsa supervisor told tyner he could face a $10,000 fine because of the incident. >> i was trying to leave and the supervisors's supervisor's supervisor told me i needed to go back through security because it was against federal law to start the security process and not finish it. >> tyner missed his flight and american airlines ended up refunding the cost of his ticket. tsa officials say they're considering whether to pursue charges against them. >> let's see just how warm
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today's gonna be. >> record high temperatures. most areas. near 80. and here's the fun part, too. by the weekend, it's going to be 30 degrees cooler than today. so a wild swing of weather coming your way. it starts today with these breezes you see bouncing the ballmer peak camera. that's kept our temperatures up and also going to bring high clouds into the picture but the sunshine and the warm weather cannot be denied today. let's talk about those temperatures. the winds have kept them up in many areas. holding on to the 70s oakland, san francisco, san rafael, napa and fairfield. the rest of us in the 50s to 60s which is a lot of areas warmer than our normal highs. we're in the low 50s santa cruz, watsonville. 58 monterey. closer to average gilroy and salinas but still pretty warm this time of year. sunny today. more record high temperatures. clear and breezy and mild again tonight and cooler and wetter friday, saturday and sunday. so anything you need done outside, get it finished before
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then. 15 redwood city. 19 oakland. that's how much warmer than average we're going to be today. concord, san jose, san francisco and santa rosa right around that 16 to 18 degree range. let's start east bay valleys. put asterisks as i always do next to cities that may set record highs which is concord and livermore. mid-80s east bay valleys. low to mid-80s oakland. along with richmond, hayward record highs. upper 70s to low 80s south bay. san jose you have to get to 83 to tie a record. upper 70s to low 80s on the peninsula. half moon bay and pacifica, daly city and the sunset. south san francisco with that 81 being a record downtown. san rafael, santa rosa, napa record high temperatures low to mid-80s to the north bay valleys. monterey bay 73. watsonville to 81 hollister which is a record high.
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tonight temperatures 40s and mainly 50s. still hold on to about 62 in san francisco. what we're seeing, huge area of high pressure still over the pacific pushing the storm track well to canada and alaska. this high pressure bringing us the offshore flow and the warm weather. that high's going to move so far to the north it's going to drop the storm track on top of us. online flow, cooler conditions have arrived and watch how all this just slides down over the bay area by friday and just sits here. all weekend which is great 'cause we need the rain. just the timing's terrible for outdoor activities. great for the sierra. there's going to get dumped on this weekend with snow. the temperatures taper wednesday and thursday and that 30 degree drop by saturday and sunday. frances? >> mike, we have pretty big delays at the bay bridge toll plaza backed up to the foot of the maze because of a few minor problems. first there was a stall, then a little crash on to the right-hand shoulder.
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and even toll booth number 4 shut down for a while but you can see it's reopen. plan on a 20 minute rate. bay bridge fine. no trouble at all. westbound traffic there on the right looks good towards san mateo. the south bay it's been pretty quiet. a live shot of the 280 and 17 interchange. that's highway 17 coming out of the santa cruz mountains. 680 walnut creek. it's getting a little more congested southbound there towards highway 24. also slowing in the northbound direction with this map i'll show you at stone valley. there's some debris and apparently four cars have flat tires because of it. so there may be lanes blocked. haven't said but they all could be off to the shoulder although it looks like traffic is slowing right at the scene. if you want to avoid that and the bay bridge delays, you may want to consider mass transit. all systems reporting no delays. get the latest traffic information anytime. just go to abc7news.com and you
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can get a personalized traffic report under the bay area traffic link. eric? >> frances, thank you very much. just about 6:52. san francisco's asian art museum is in financial trouble and could face bankruptcy if it can't work out a deal with its lender by friday. that's according to the san francisco chronicle. the paper say it's unnamed sources who say the museum's problems started when they restructured $20 million worth of loans as a hedge against rising interest rates at that time. but now that interest rates have hit rock bottom, the lending bank says it plans to stop the museum's line of credit. >> the park service plans to scour ocean beach today in hopes of understanding why thousands of jellyfish washed ashore over the weekend. 10,000 of the gel lat news creatures washed up saturday morning. they appear to be moon jellies that don't have much of a sting. they washed back out to sea but
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people are still advised to wear shoes while walking on the beach. >> a nine-year-old student one of the youngest swimmers to make it from alcatraz to san francisco. he made the treacherous swim with his coach yesterday. he finished in four minutes and would have made it in less time had he not veered slightly off course. the swim from alcatraz is treacherous. the water is 57. the currents are strong and unpredictable. >> this morning a british couple kidnapped by somali pirates over a year ago are finally on their way back home. (inaudible) >> paul and rachel chandler were held captive 388 days after pirates boarded the yacht near the indian ocean. the chandlers had both taken early retirement and spent their life savings to buy their yacht. the pirates finally set them
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free early sunday morning. there's conflicting reports whether a ransom was paid and who paid it. >> that swim from alcatraz to shore in 40 minutes which would have been some record. it was 41 minutes. he would have been flying. he was doing well. 6:54. tiburon police have spent the morning searching for the driver who led police on a chase that ended in a crash. >> terry mcsweeney live on the scene with more now. terry? >> the search for the suspect is being called off. they were doing yard to yard here along tiburon boulevard near the cove shopping center. that's been called off. take a look how this crash ended up. this is a look at the stolen car. it crashed by the side of the road. knocked there by a pursuing police officer that also crashed his vehicle. he was not injured. this chase began going into tiburon, came back out along tiburon boulevard as well. the suspect crashing his car
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where are fleeing on foot. last monday a high-speed chase down tiburon boulevard. police gave chase. the car thief ditched his car, stole another car and cruised out of town. the second victim didn't know his car was gone until he tried to go to work. his car was missing. if you live anywhere along tiburon boulevard here to the cove shopping center, you might want to stick your head out the window to see if your vehicle's still there and if it's not, tiburon police would love to hear from you. looking for the same guy who stole the vehicle last week has stolen another vehicle this time and eluded them both times. a light-skinned black male in his 30s. jenelle wang live in newark. good morning, jenelle. >> good morning, terry. what was supposed to be a fun night here at chuck e. cheese turned into a horrifying night. three gunmen stormed into the restaurant to rock the place while children and parents were enjoying their pizza, playing games and winning prizes.
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unfolded an hour before closing time. the suspects rounded up everyone inside, 40 people, parents, children and employees and put them in a storeroom. employees and parents called 9-1-1 to report the robbery in progress. over a dozen police officers from newark and nearby fremont police surrounded the place while dispatchers maintained contact with the victims inside. they were unsure if the suspects were still on the run. police entered the restaurant, secured the place but noticed the suspects had already taken off. the only other nearby business is a chevy's restaurant. those employees and patrons were also put in lockdown, basically remained inside the building until the place was secure. police released everybody but no suspects has been found and no description released because the suspects had something covering their faces. if you have any information on this robbery you're asked to call newark police. jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> jenelle, thanks a lot. >> final check on weather and traffic, mike. >> how to dress this morning.
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who knows. heading from santa rosa to novato, temperatures gonna jump quite a bit. about 15 degrees from 57 to 72. 71 to san francisco. rest of us 50s and 60s. really warm for this time of year. and it's going to mean warmer temperatures this afternoon. look at all the 70s and mid-80s. a lot of asterisks there and that means record high temperatures today. 30 degrees cooler by the weekend with rain. frances? >> one of the rare days you don't need a sweater in san francisco. but you will need to wait about 20 minutes. it's backed up at the bay bridge toll plaza to the foot of the maze. also both hands across the wheel because windy conditions, you'll find them across the span. and eric mentioned this but truckers and construction drivers and workers rally at 7:00 from the trans bay terminal car van to city hall so extra delays on city streets. >> frances, thank you for the reminder and thank you for joining us for the abc 7 morning news. >> back with a local update at 7:24. join
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